Category Archives: Media

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the times. His vision for reform lives on in those progressive folks who like talking about “social justice” the “spirit of the Council.” Meanwhile, Good Pope John’s revolutionary vision for [...]

Can Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’ Begin Healing Catholic Ireland’s Heart?

Why has one Irish priest’s soaring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during an April 5 wedding at Catholic church in County Meath spread like wildfire through Ireland and around the world, turning into an Internet sensation? And Father Ray Kelly has done it before. This is from March 22, 2014. While questions could be asked about [...]

Noah, another Abraham? Destroy Life to Obey God?

Spoiler alert:  This review discloses the most pivotal moments of the movie Noah.   Although I had not seen Noah and honestly had no desire to see it, I was fascinated by the polarity of the reviews – I read dozens, and interviews of the authors as well.  Over time I decided I just had [...]

12 Stunning Statues of John Paul the Great

On April 27, shortly after his canonization, Benedictine College will rename its student union after Pope John Paul II. It’s the latest in a number of commemorations of the great pope’s legacy. On April 2, his death anniversary, enjoy these statues of John Paul II from around the world culled from Flickr’s Creative Commons. They [...]

Before Noah: Top 100 Proudly Catholic Movies

If you love Noah, we have more like it for you. If you hate Noah, here’s an alternative. The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College surveyed 6,500 online readers to vote on their favorite “Proudly Catholic Movies.” The result is a Catholic Hall of Fame list of the top 100 movies, available to print out here. [...]

The Sicilian Nun, the Teary-Eyed Italian Rapper and Other Little Miracles

One of the great gifts of the Internet is the ability to see little miracles from around the world. And they’re not always Marian apparitions or amazing healings or people rescued from near-certain death or even a puppy fished from a drainpipe (although it’s hard to beat that one). No, sometimes they’re reality-TV auditions, and [...]

Speaking Ill of the Dead

As of this morning, the exact cause of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains an unsolved mystery. However, it seems most plausible based on what we know so far that the hypothesis published a week ago in Wired magazine is closest to the truth. After weeks of increasingly wild and disturbing speculation, the [...]


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